David Martin writes “This is something I came across recently and though I would share it…
Operation Immortality (http://operationimmortality.com) is a project to collect and archive the very best of what humanity is and has accomplished. On October 12, 2008, Richard Garriott, famed video game designer and the first second generation American astronaut, will take this collection of humanity with him to store in outer space when he journeys to the International Space Station.
The archive will include information on humanity’s greatest achievements, messages from people all over the world, and DNA samples from some of our brightest minds and most accomplished athletes. During the month of August, every human being is invited to come to the Operation Immortality.com website to submit their suggestions for our greatest achievements and leave a message for the cosmos. A lucky few may also be selected to add their DNA to the mix and “join” Richard Garriott in this way as he rockets out of the atmosphere.